Man dies in Wales flooding

6th February 2011, Comments 0 comments

A man's body was recovered Sunday after severe flooding lashed north Wales, local police said.

Police believe that the 58-year-old man became trapped when his vehicle became submerged near a river in Corwen in the county of Denbighshire.

An extensive search and rescue operation located the man's body a short distance away from the submerged vehicle.

"This is a tragic incident and the police are liaising with the man's family," policeman Jeremy Vaughan said.

"It emphasises the need to be extremely cautious in such adverse weather conditions and members of the public are advised to check weather conditions before making a journey."

Britain's Environment Agency issued 16 flood warnings across Wales Sunday as further heavy rain and rising rivers threatened to cause more damage.

"Staff are continuing to monitor river levels following the heavy rainfall experienced in parts of the country this weekend, an agency spokesperson said.

"We urge people in areas prone to flooding to continue to be on their guard. People should stay away from rivers and at all times avoid trying to drive or walk through any flooding."

© 2011 AFP

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